Steel Division Normandy 44

It is war with capital letters. A brutal, ruthless conflict, in which only those able to manage their resources with intelligence survive. The troops are limited, also the ammunition is sometimes a very precious asset, so you have no other option than to make t


he most of all of them. Before you, kilometers and miles of trenches, forests, plains and cities of a Normandy are drawn, for which you must fight with an unusual fierceness if you do not want to suffer an overwhelming defeat.


Conquer strategic enclaves, defend them stoically, and leave the enemy with no response capacity in an exciting strategy game where each span of land gained is a small big victory. Dominate the territory! Change the course of the war, with surgical, precise attacks that force the opposing army to retreat. It is something extraordinary, a genuine war experience, that the Eugen Systems team has portrayed with an amazing degree of fidelity.



And it rained fire from heaven

No option to build bases or collect raw materials; just war, combat, tactics . This is Steel Division Normandy , a videogame that demands a high level of concentration to escape alive from its bloody battles. At your reach you have more than 400 different tro

ops to lead, each with its own characteristics that you must know in detail to maximize its effectiveness in combat. There is everything. Infantry, special forces, scouts, anti-tank units … and also armored cars, airplanes, jeeps and, best of all, the heavy artillery , with which you can cause an authentic devastation if you know how to use it.


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The division between the enemy territory and the areas under your influence is always reflected by red and blue lines that never stop oscillating.

Take advantage of the terrain, hide your troops inside buildings, or forests, to attack enemies without surprise without them having an answer option. Are they the ones who have entrenched themselves? Drop a terrible rain of fire on them from a distance; Machácales with bombs, a clean cannon !, until there are only ruins around it. In Steel Division no


position is safe when, at any moment, shells can rain on the heads of the soldiers. Even the tanks, with all their force of attack, are not invulnerable machines. An accurate shot to the fuel tank and ¡pum !, goodbye very good.


Steel Division Normandy 44 PC

The amount of tactical options you have when facing combat is impressive

These are the details that have made me fall exhausted to the exciting strategic action of this video game. Each unit counts, and each decision you make is important in a title that does not result in a break. Yes, the action is slow, everything moves calmly

, but so many things happen around you, and there are so many fronts in which to fight simultaneously, that you usually end up exhausted. This is the war! And the Steel Division is pure spectacle. See how the planes discharge their bombs on the enemies
; or how the soldiers, inside a building, massacre the enemies without any compassion. The atmosphere, the chaos of war, has been reflected with exquisite taste and the very rhythm of the missions Campaign mode takes good advantage of it with tasks that arise naturally, as if you were really there fighting.


Steel Division Normandy 44

Steel Division Normandy 44 PC

A deck of cards that are actually all combat units that you can turn to during the battle. You choose, you have total freedom to create your own battalion.

I love that feeling. See how, for example, when the enemy’s artillery is finished, the Allied troops, on the beaches of Normandy, manage to cross the defensive lines of the Germans and force them to retreat. Although they can come back! If we do not play our cards well, the opposing side can resume their positions, which on the screen will be reflected in two lines, one red


and one blue, which are those that mark who dominates each piece of land. And at the end of that is Steel Division. To control the territory and, of course, crush the rivals with the greatest possible effectiveness. For this we have a wide variety of combat units and the possibility, even, to create our own battalions so that, when fighting, we do it following our style, our own strategy.


Do you prefer to start the fight with few troops but very powerful? Tanks? Only infantry? The limit is marked by the command points , which is a currency that once you start the fight, is generated automatically. Here is a curious detail that may not be to ev


eryone’s liking. The battles are divided into three major phases, which are the key moments in which access is unlocked to new units that, as a rule, are increasingly powerful. This is. In the initial stages you can ask for reinforcements in the form of


reconnaissance troops, jeeps and private soldiers … and in the final stretch of the fight, ask for the help of airplanes or heavy tanks. In a way this helps you to delve into each and every one of the troops at your disposal because, for a long time, you must settle for what you have. And I like! Although it is true that there are some imbalances between one army and another. Or rather, between the military divisions that make them up.


Steel Division Normandy 44

The documentation work is spectacular

Do not think that there are three armies here and that’s it. Within the faction of the Allies, or between the German ranks, we find several divisions with their own traits: the type of units they can turn to, the points of command they generate, their mobility … the Eugen Systems team has an impressive documentation task to recreate battalions such as the 101 Airbor

ne or the 15th Scottish Infantry Regiment with great detail. There are 18 different! And it’s great to investigate and try them, because you really feel the differences between them. There are more powerful ones, yes, but it is something that can be improv
ed with successive updates. I also hope that artificial intelligence improves at some pointof the troops, who sometimes do not respond with the expected efficiency. There are great details, such as taking into account the lines of vision to orchestrate ambushes, but the troops do not always react quickly to the chaos of the fight, and that can take you to moments that are somewhat frustrating.